Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,308 Ratings
Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,308
Reviews:
833
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
122
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Adam1993
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into snifter glass. It pours maroon-brown with one finger of eggshell-colored head and lacing with good retention. It smells of roasted malt, caramel, and brown sugar with discernible alcohol. It has a classic Barleywine taste: caramel, apple, raisin, brown sugar, and a fair amount of booze especially at the finish. This ale is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. You can definitely taste and feel the 10.2% ABV. Overall, it's a nice English Barleywine. It's certainly not Sucaba, or even Insanity, but it is quite good.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Odysseyalien
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arzee
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown and red appearance, thin off white head on it, 1/6". Massively boozy and red malt caramel feels throughout the aroma.

Taste imparts a little more roasting than your average barleywine, definitely comes across as not American Barleywine, although that is primarily via the absence of hops relatively speaking. Mildly sweetened caramel, a hearty bitterness in the 60 ibu range I'd say. Would not repeat but if you want to get your warmth on, this will do the trick.

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Photo of Hilarytheguy
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_God
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass vintage 2015 at close to room temperature. Pours a breathtaking amber, with a nice inch and a half sticky white head that leaves behind tons of lace.

Smell is caramel, prune, vanilla, brown sugar, bubble gum, toffee, biscuit, and a little warming alcohol.

Taste vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, biscuit, and once again booze is warming but aggressively around.

Mouthfeel is about medium, moderate life and in this case not a bad thing, on the dry side, and very drinkable.

Overall this is a very nice English Barleywine that really has tons of complex flavor and leaves it's mark as a Barleywine should.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobert84
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2015 vintage served cold in a snifter

Appearance: ruddy brown with a tan head. Thin look

Nose: dark fruits, fresh, bready, sweet alcohol, no hops

Taste: sweet, fruit, raisins, cherry, fresh fruit, malty sweetness, slight boozy

Overall: great English Barleywine. This should improve well with age

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage poured from the tap into a snifter. Pours deep red with a small off white head. Smells of deep raisin and grapyness. Tastes of slight grape with thick caramel and raisin. Beer is full bodied with good carbonation, nice finish for a sipper. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 1,308 ratings.
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